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Bill BL2020-116 (as amended)

An ordinance Title 13 of the Metropolitan Code to provide for a modern symbol of access for disabled persons to be used on Metropolitan Government property and rights-of-way.

NOW, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Title 13 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following new Chapter 13.27, Dynamic Symbol of Access.

13.27.010. Dynamic symbol of access required.

A. The director of the department of general services shall promulgate the necessary rules for the purpose of designating the symbol of access to be used for buildings owned or operated by the metropolitan government on signage indicating access and parking for persons with disabilities.

B. The director of the department of public works shall promulgate the necessary rules for the purpose of designating the symbol of access to be used within public rights-of-way maintained by the metropolitan government on signage indicating access and parking for persons with disabilities.

C. The symbol must depict a logo with a dynamic character leaning forward with a sense of movement, be readily identifiable, and be simply designed with no secondary meaning. The symbol must signify equivalent facilitation and accessibility as the previously used international symbol of access. The symbol must be depicted in substantially the following form:

[see attached ordinance]

D. The symbol must be accompanied by the adjective "Accessible," when appropriate for the signage, and must be used to designate every point of access for persons with disabilities for all metropolitan government buildings, structures, or real property constructed or purchased on or after July 1,2020.

For existing metropolitan government buildings, structures, real property, and rights-of-way, signage indicating access for persons with disabilities must conform to the requirements of this section when:

1. the signage is replaced or repaired;
2. when the area of an existing metropolitan government building, structure, or real property containing signage is renovated; or
3. when new parking areas are designated on metropolitan government property or within the public right-of-way.

13.27.020. Effective date.

The provisions of this chapter shall take effect July 1, 2020.

Section 2. The provisions of this ordinance shall cease to be implemented if the metropolitan government receives documentation from a federal agency that compliance with a provision of this ordinance may jeopardize federal funding or grant money for the metropolitan government, provided that the metropolitan government shall comply with each provision of this ordinance that does not jeopardize such federal funding or grant money.

Section 3. Notwithstanding the requirements of Section 1 to the contrary, the department of general services and the department of public works shall not be required to comply with this ordinance until the existing supply of disabled person access signs at the time this ordinance is enacted has been exhausted.

Section 4. This ordinance take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Larry Hagar, Russ Pulley, Joy Styles, Zulfat Suara, Kevin Rhoten, Delishia Porterfield

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Legislative History

IntroducedJanuary 7, 2020

Passed First ReadingJanuary 7, 2020

Referred toPublic Works Committee

Deferred to February 4, 2020January 21, 2020

Amended and Passed Second ReadingFebruary 4, 2020

Passed Third ReadingFebruary 18, 2020

ApprovedFebruary 19, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to the Metropolitan Clerk at 615-862-6770.

Last Modified: 02/20/2020 2:09 PM